It’s hard to keep up on all the Matt Shea News.

So, here you go…

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About Matt Shea

Matt Shea’s family ran one of the first stagecoaches in Washington. And now he is currently practicing at M. Casey Law. P.L.L.C. in Spokane, WA. He is admitted to practice in Washington, the Eastern Washington Federal District Court, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. — VoteShea.com

Shea was first elected to office in 2008. He was re-elected in 2012, in 2014, and in 2016. — Wikipedia

Matt’s in a Podcast!

Check out episode  Episode 5: The Politician.   Click here for the full audio.

Check out episode Episode 5: The Politician. Click here for the full audio.

 
 
 

Latest News

Many are calling for Matt Shea’s resignation:

Spokane Police Guild calls for Rep. Shea to resign —   READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

Spokane Police Guild calls for Rep. Shea to resign — READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

 
State Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, adjusts his laptop computer on Monday, April 22, 2019, on the floor of the House in Olympia. A sticker on the laptop reads “UnderstandingTheThreat.com” – a site run by John Guandolo, a disgraced former FBI agent who traffics in anti-Muslim conspiracy theories. (Ted S. Warren / AP)     READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

State Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, adjusts his laptop computer on Monday, April 22, 2019, on the floor of the House in Olympia. A sticker on the laptop reads “UnderstandingTheThreat.com” – a site run by John Guandolo, a disgraced former FBI agent who traffics in anti-Muslim conspiracy theories. (Ted S. Warren / AP) READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

A week before his re-election last year, state Rep. Matt Shea denied that a leaked manifesto he wrote was a road map for a holy war, one that would pit conservative Christian “patriots” against Muslim and Marxist “terrorists.”  Rather, Shea insisted,  the document titled “Biblical Basis for War”  contained notes for a scholarly sermon on war in the Old Testament.  But newly leaked emails,  first reported by The Guardian on Wednesday , as well as a video on Shea’s public Facebook page, reveal the Spokane Valley lawmaker has had close ties with a group called Team Rugged that trained children, teens and men in their early 20s for religious combat.  READ FULL STORY HERE

A week before his re-election last year, state Rep. Matt Shea denied that a leaked manifesto he wrote was a road map for a holy war, one that would pit conservative Christian “patriots” against Muslim and Marxist “terrorists.”

Rather, Shea insisted, the document titled “Biblical Basis for War” contained notes for a scholarly sermon on war in the Old Testament.

But newly leaked emails, first reported by The Guardian on Wednesday, as well as a video on Shea’s public Facebook page, reveal the Spokane Valley lawmaker has had close ties with a group called Team Rugged that trained children, teens and men in their early 20s for religious combat. READ FULL STORY HERE

 
OLYMPIA – The state House of Representatives agreed Monday to pay a team of independent investigators as much as $120,000 to determine whether a Spokane Valley lawmaker has promoted political violence against any person or group.  The House clerk’s office announced it signed a contract with Rampart Group LLC, of Silverdale, Washington, to investigate Rep. Matt Shea, who earlier this year was reported to have been part of an online conversation where others advocated violence against political opponents.  A preliminary report is expected by the end of September with a final report by Dec. 1.   READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

OLYMPIA – The state House of Representatives agreed Monday to pay a team of independent investigators as much as $120,000 to determine whether a Spokane Valley lawmaker has promoted political violence against any person or group.

The House clerk’s office announced it signed a contract with Rampart Group LLC, of Silverdale, Washington, to investigate Rep. Matt Shea, who earlier this year was reported to have been part of an online conversation where others advocated violence against political opponents.

A preliminary report is expected by the end of September with a final report by Dec. 1.

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

 

This is how Matt Shea is trying to stir up fear.

This is the attention Matt Shea brings to the Pacific Northwest

He has served in the state House since 2008, introducing bills to criminalize abortion and roll back gun laws and pushing for eastern Washington to secede from the rest of the state. The military veteran attracted international attention in 2018 after a document he wrote laid out a "biblical basis for war" against people who practiced same-sex marriage and abortion, and instructed: "If they do not yield, kill all males."  CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE

He has served in the state House since 2008, introducing bills to criminalize abortion and roll back gun laws and pushing for eastern Washington to secede from the rest of the state. The military veteran attracted international attention in 2018 after a document he wrote laid out a "biblical basis for war" against people who practiced same-sex marriage and abortion, and instructed: "If they do not yield, kill all males." CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE

 
 
 

Matt Shea on Family Values

History of Abuse

Matt T. Shea’s wife, Lisa, was granted a divorce in January after complaining that he treated her “as a possession,” and was physically and emotionally abusive.
— Spokesman Review
“She said Shea insisted she walk on his left side because his sword, if he had one, would be on his right side. He said he knows nothing about that, but as a courtesy would walk between her and traffic.”  CLICK FOR FULL ARTICLE

“She said Shea insisted she walk on his left side because his sword, if he had one, would be on his right side. He said he knows nothing about that, but as a courtesy would walk between her and traffic.” CLICK FOR FULL ARTICLE

 

Here’s more on his history of anger and violence.

“The dossiers also include a five-page sworn statement in which County Commissioner Todd Mielke says Shea subjected him to an outburst of “spontaneous, extreme anger.”  He said in an interview that he wants an unequivocal answer from Shea about his ex-wife’s allegation that “he was disarmed by his commander in Iraq and called in for a psychiatric evaluation for anger management problems.””   CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE

“The dossiers also include a five-page sworn statement in which County Commissioner Todd Mielke says Shea subjected him to an outburst of “spontaneous, extreme anger.”

He said in an interview that he wants an unequivocal answer from Shea about his ex-wife’s allegation that “he was disarmed by his commander in Iraq and called in for a psychiatric evaluation for anger management problems.”” CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE


 
 
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Matt Shea on Gun Rights

Gun Violation

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He cut someone off, got a little road rage-y, and pulled out a firearm he was carrying illegally.

“A Spokane Valley legislator pulled a gun during a confrontation with another motorist last November in what police reports describe as a road rage incident. He was cited for two violations of state firearms law.

Republican Matt Shea, a state representative seeking a third term this fall, had a handgun in his pickup truck and had let his concealed weapons permit expire, a violation of state law, when he was contacted by Spokane police investigating reports of erratic driving and one driver threatening another with a handgun.” -Read all about it in the Spokesman Review.

Gun State - The Gunniest State in the Union

Striding back and forth across the marbled Rotunda with the flag of the proposed state of Liberty behind him, Rep. Matt Shea drew a connection between supporting gun rights and splitting Washington at the crest of the Cascade Mountains.  “We’re not going to live in a state that takes away our firearms,” he said, to more cheers. “The only solution left is a 51st state.”   CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE

Striding back and forth across the marbled Rotunda with the flag of the proposed state of Liberty behind him, Rep. Matt Shea drew a connection between supporting gun rights and splitting Washington at the crest of the Cascade Mountains.

“We’re not going to live in a state that takes away our firearms,” he said, to more cheers. “The only solution left is a 51st state.” CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE

He likes guns so much he wants to create another state to enjoy them! And all these news sources can tell you more: Spokesman Review / The Stranger / KXLY

Guns are as American as Baseball!

SI: Washington legislators propose bill that would allow guns in sports stadiums

USA Today: The last thing we need is guns at sporting events

KXLY: Spokane residents react to Shea's gun proposition

 
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I’m a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment. But bringing guns into somewhere where there’s alcohol being served? At least in my opinion, it’s probably not the brightest move.
— Spokane resident, Brent Ankenbrand
 

“It’s either going to be bloodshed or Liberty State.”

“Shea delivered the last speech of the night, covering many of his usual talking points. He denied the existence of global warming, instead blaming seasonal wildfires on changes in forest management practices. He spoke of the cultural and political differences between Eastern and Western Washington. He claimed the United States is “a Christian nation” under siege by atheists and Communists.”   CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE

“Shea delivered the last speech of the night, covering many of his usual talking points. He denied the existence of global warming, instead blaming seasonal wildfires on changes in forest management practices. He spoke of the cultural and political differences between Eastern and Western Washington. He claimed the United States is “a Christian nation” under siege by atheists and Communists.”
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Matt Shea on Politics

Threats of Violence & Conspiracy Theories

“A  Washington state  Republican politician took part in private discussions with rightwing figures about carrying out surveillance, “psyops” and even violent attacks on perceived political enemies, according to chat records obtained by the Guardian.  State representative Matt Shea, who represents Spokane Valley in the Washington state house, participated in the chats with three other men. All of the men used screen aliases – Shea’s was “Verum Bellator”, Latin for true warrior. The Guardian confirmed the identity of those in the chat by cross-checking phone numbers attached to the Signal accounts.”   CLICK FOR FULL ARTICLE

“A Washington state Republican politician took part in private discussions with rightwing figures about carrying out surveillance, “psyops” and even violent attacks on perceived political enemies, according to chat records obtained by the Guardian.

State representative Matt Shea, who represents Spokane Valley in the Washington state house, participated in the chats with three other men. All of the men used screen aliases – Shea’s was “Verum Bellator”, Latin for true warrior. The Guardian confirmed the identity of those in the chat by cross-checking phone numbers attached to the Signal accounts.” CLICK FOR FULL ARTICLE

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Robertson later added “child’s daycare location” to the list of suggested targets.

 
 
Shea didn’t personally advocate violence, but he also didn’t condemn it. In fact, he offered to help the cause by conducting background checks on suspected enemies. “What BG checks need to be done. Give me the list,” he wrote.
— Seattle Times
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You can judge a man by the company he keeps

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“Embattled conspiracy theorist and Washington state Republican Rep. Matt Shea has been skirting Washington state law to funnel campaign contributions to far-right nonprofit groups in Colorado and Arizona, a Hatewatch investigation reveals.  Shea uses his office and campaign funds to spearhead a partitionist effort to split Washington into two states, and may have violated state laws by using surplus campaign funds to make at least $5,500 in contributions to far-right nonprofit organizations that are not registered as charities with the Washington Secretary of State. State law requires charities to be registered with the state to receive surplus campaign funds.”   CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE

“Embattled conspiracy theorist and Washington state Republican Rep. Matt Shea has been skirting Washington state law to funnel campaign contributions to far-right nonprofit groups in Colorado and Arizona, a Hatewatch investigation reveals.

Shea uses his office and campaign funds to spearhead a partitionist effort to split Washington into two states, and may have violated state laws by using surplus campaign funds to make at least $5,500 in contributions to far-right nonprofit organizations that are not registered as charities with the Washington Secretary of State. State law requires charities to be registered with the state to receive surplus campaign funds.” CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE

Shea’s surplus campaign account made a $3,500 donation Sept. 10 to the anti-Muslim hate group Americans for America of Centennial, Colorado.
— Southern Poverty Law Center
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Since the ‘90s, we have been exposing the connection between anti-environmentalists and the militias and the white supremacist movement,” Suckling says. “These are part and parcel of the same world view.
 
“In podcasts recorded over the last several years, the  Washington state  Republican representative Matt Shea has amplified far-right conspiracy theories, stoked fears of civil war and speculated about the breakup of the United States.  Shea appeared as a guest in 2018 on the podcast Prepper Recon, hosted by “Christian constitutional author”  Mark Goodwin , who writes apocalyptic survivalist fiction. Shea spoke on the podcast topic, “US civil war is coming”, and the “balkanization” of the United States.”   CLICK FOR FULL ARTICLE

“In podcasts recorded over the last several years, the Washington state Republican representative Matt Shea has amplified far-right conspiracy theories, stoked fears of civil war and speculated about the breakup of the United States.

Shea appeared as a guest in 2018 on the podcast Prepper Recon, hosted by “Christian constitutional author” Mark Goodwin, who writes apocalyptic survivalist fiction. Shea spoke on the podcast topic, “US civil war is coming”, and the “balkanization” of the United States.” CLICK FOR FULL ARTICLE

 
“Fuming after a new round of headlines about his interactions with far-right activists, state Rep. Matt Shea directed his 4,600 Facebook followers to an obscure Australian website that traffics in white nationalist memes and Holocaust revisionism.”   CLICK FOR FULL ARTICLE

“Fuming after a new round of headlines about his interactions with far-right activists, state Rep. Matt Shea directed his 4,600 Facebook followers to an obscure Australian website that traffics in white nationalist memes and Holocaust revisionism.” CLICK FOR FULL ARTICLE

 
 
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Matt Shea on Religion

He wrote the book religion. OR at least a Manifesto!

The document, a four-page explanation of how to establish Christian law through armed struggle, calls for the end of same-sex marriage, abortion, and the death of all non-Christian males in the U.S. if religious law is not upheld.

“It is a ‘how to’ manual consistent with the ideology and operating philosophy of the Christian Identity/Aryan Nations movement and the Redoubt movement of the 1990s.” — Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich in the Spokesman Review

If they do not yield – kill all males.
— Matt Shea
“The FBI says it's investigating a Washington state Republican who distributed a manifesto calling for "war" against enemies of the Christian religion.  The document, a  four-page explanation  of how to establish Christian law through armed struggle, calls for the end of same-sex marriage, abortion, and the death of all non-Christian males in the U.S. if religious law is not upheld.”   CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE

“The FBI says it's investigating a Washington state Republican who distributed a manifesto calling for "war" against enemies of the Christian religion.

The document, a four-page explanation of how to establish Christian law through armed struggle, calls for the end of same-sex marriage, abortion, and the death of all non-Christian males in the U.S. if religious law is not upheld.” CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE

 
“The man who leaked private messages involving state Rep. Matt Shea wrote a lengthy Facebook post Wednesday, publicly acknowledging his own role in the chat and accusing the Spokane Valley lawmaker of promoting a dangerous theocratic worldview.  The leaked 2017 messages showed that Shea, a Republican, offered to run background checks on left-wing activists, and other chat participants proposed harassing and assaulting political opponents at their homes, workplaces and children’s day care centers.”   CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE

“The man who leaked private messages involving state Rep. Matt Shea wrote a lengthy Facebook post Wednesday, publicly acknowledging his own role in the chat and accusing the Spokane Valley lawmaker of promoting a dangerous theocratic worldview.

The leaked 2017 messages showed that Shea, a Republican, offered to run background checks on left-wing activists, and other chat participants proposed harassing and assaulting political opponents at their homes, workplaces and children’s day care centers.” CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE

 
 
 

Endorsements 

These folks were all proud supporters on May 4th, 2019. (Source: Matt’s “Other” Site)


ELECTED OFFICIALS

Senator Mike Padden
Senator Michael Baumgartner
Senator Doug Ericksen
Fmr. Senator Jeff Baxter
Fmr. Senator Val Stevens
Representative Bob McCaslin Jr.
Representative Jeff Holy
Representative Mike Volz
Representative Liz Pike
Representative Joe Schmick
Representative David Taylor
Representative Jesse Young
Fmr. Representative John Ahern
Fmr. Representative Larry Crouse
Fmr. Representative Jason Overstreet


SPOKANE COUNTY

Spokane County Treasurer Rob Chase
Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan
Spokane Valley Mayor Rod Higgins
Spokane Valley Councilman Arne Woodard
Spokane Valley City Councilman Sam Wood
Fmr. Spokane Valley Councilwoman Brenda Grassel

ORGANIZATIONS

Association of Washington Business
Gun Owners Action League of Washington
Gun Owners of America
Human Life PAC
LEOFF 1 Coalition
National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB)
National Rifle Association (NRA-PVF)
Northwest Motorcycle Association
Parents’ Rights of Washington
Spokane Conservative Republicans
Spokane County Farm Bureau
Spokane Home Builders Association
Washington Council of Police & Sheriffs (WACOPS)
Washington Dairy PAC (WPP)
Washington Patriots PAC
Washington State Farm Bureau PAC
Washington State Motorsports Dealers Association (WSMDA)
Washington Retail Association Council PAC
WVSMA-PAC


Community “Leaders”

John Ahern
William & Roberta Allen
Alan Alexander
Rondy Alexander
Dr. Katherine Albrecht
Mary Amas
Richard Ames
Steve & Jennifer Baer
Arthur Wayne and Carla Barnes
Charles R and Karen L Batishko
John & Sheri Bartels
Chris Bass
Michael Baumgartner
Jeff Baxter
John & Edie Baxter
Margo Beal
Joshua & Kristina Beal
Tim Benn
Steve Beren
Martin Berens
Michael Beshoar
Nichole Betts
Liza Black
Steve & Carol Black
Brandon & Dawn Blasberg
Bruce Bourgeou
Claire Boulton
Vicki Bradley
Scott & DiAnna Brannan
Charles Brennan
Jeff Brodhead
Jeff Brooks
Melissa L and Damon M Brown
Matthew Burke
Pastor Barry and Anne Byrd
Gerald & Lois Canter
Laura Carder
Tim Carson
J & Kathleen Carstens
Bobby Caruso
Michael Cathcart
Patrick Caughran
John & Cecily Charleston
Rob Chase
John & Susan Marie Christina
Dan & Gloria Clark
Art Coday
Brian & Kelly Coe
Leah Colburn
Joe Collins
George & Nancy Compton
Mike Conrad
Mike & Connie Coopersmith
Jenny Cornelius
Wes Cormier
Phillip and Emily Creach
Shane & Tara Criddle
Carol Lee Crockett
Judy & Richard Crowder
Bernard E and Robin L Currigan
Neal and Penny Davis
Sean Davis
Ron & Marjorie Decker
Frank & Karen DeLuer
Scott Devaney
Kelly Devin
Mary L. Diamond
Frank & Rita DiPaola
Triston Dillon
Glenn M. Dobbs
Meg Doherty
Glen Doski
Luella Dow
Paul & Sylvia Dunn
Laurel Durkee
Douglas A Endly
Gary & Ann Edwards
Mike Fagan
Jack Fagan
Jim Fluegal
Bill & Joann Fowler
Donald & Carolyn Fries
Bruce & Kathy Foreman
Linda Foreman
Bill & Joann Fowler
Dan Francis
Johnny Fredrick
Chris Fulkerson
Marian Gants
Kathleen Gebhardt
Adrienne Gibson
Kent Glumm
Jerry Goertz
Jim C Golly
Debra Goodwin
Lorina Gosso
Jenny Graham (Rep 6th L.D.)
Brenda Grassel
Matt Graupner
Daniel & Robby Grether
Mary Grimes

Ken Guidry
James R. Guyor
Harley & Lorraine Halverson
Richard & Chantal Hammers
Mike Hanson
Barbara Hartson
Terry Hatch
Steve & April Hauschild
Dye Hawley
Gail Havens
Richard Henneman
Carla Hermann
Rick Hess
Rod & Gloria Higgins
Dan Hill
Timothy E and Mary E Hill
Laura Hitchcock
Ronald & Marilynn Hoff
Claudia & Edward Hojnowski
Michael Holloman
Jeff Holy
Tom Hormel
Judy Van Houten
Martin W. Howser
Michael Holloman
Kerry Hooks
Clint Hubbard
Rita Huebschman
William & Jane Hughes
Leada Hutchison
Jeff and Breanna Irish
Lynn Jacobs
Don A. Jacobson
Tom & Linda Janson
Ken Jelsing
Claudia Johnson
John and Gail Johnson
Rick & Vicki Johnson
Gordon Johnson
Vanessa Johnston
Nathan Jolstead
Josh Joyce
Michael Kahn
Anna Margaret Kalhar
Josh Kerns
Laura Keim
Tony Kiepe
Linda Kirk
Gary Kitchens
Lori Knapton
Nicholas R. Knapton
Gerald R.(Rich) Knight
Samuel Kohl
Josh Karnitz & Jaclyn Gallion
Donna Kuhn
Dean Ladd
Jim Lahde
Penny Lancaster
Richard & Camela Lathrop
Helen Laws
Rick Layton
Lester Lea
Jeremy Leenknecht
Alan & Kathy Lehman
Alene Lindstrand
Joy Lorentz
Robert & Patricia Lowe
Joe Leuth
Stephen T Major
Bill Mann
Vitaliy and Olga Maksimov
Allan & Lucinda Marshall
Nicholette Marshall
Tiffany Marshall
Whitney Marshall
Mark Maye
Bob & Heather McCaslin
Benjamin C McGuire
Dan McGuire
Mike McIntire
Laurinda McKracken
Andrew McLean
Steve and Cheryl Melzer
John & Beth Menetto
David & Sylvia Miller
Robert Miller
Ethan Miller
Marilyn J. Montgomery
Gerald “Skip” & Janine Moore
Glen Morgan
W Terry Moser
David Moses
Juan Juan Moses
Steven Neill
Marvin & Charlene Newcomb
James & Julia O’Connell
Joey Oconnor
Ron & Sandy Ogle
Dale Olmstead
Kyle & Katherine Olson
Lori Olson
Skip Osborn
Val Oxendahl

Rev. Edward & Thuan Pace
Helen & Kevin Paulson
Steven L and Toni L Parker
Will Parks
Ed & Julie Parry
Dr. Gary Peters
Burdette Peterson
Craig & Lisa Phillips
Shandi Polk
Mary Pollard
Savanna Powers
Chris Pratt
James Pratt
Gary Prewitt
William E. Pulliam
Joel & Annie Rabe
Shirley Rademacher
Allen Randall
Don & Leota Ranson
Cornel Rasor
Dennis C and Karli M Reed
Chris and Christa L Rice
Jerry & Patricia Ridgeway
John Robel
Linda Roedl
Anita & Jim Robinson
Carol Rockstrom
Bill Romine
David & Diann Ross
Don Ryan
Morgan Sanders
Janice and Jody Shano
Laurie & Tom Scalf
Joe Schmick
Kerry Schmidt
Mike & Alice Shea
Frank Shaufhauser
Keileen Selby
Fred Selby
George A. Skidmore
Allan & Hillary Snodgrass
Larry Stickney
Chuck Skirko
Karen & John Skoog
Alex Skrobko
Barb Smith
Chris Smith
Gary Spicer
Brian Standow
Yvonne “Suzanne” Stathos
David Nathan Starr
Ronald & Patricia Stewart
Mike Sullivan
Michael and Kelly Tacoma
Douglas and Bonnie Taft
Robert & Mary Tarnowski
Thomas L Temte
Bruce Thomson
David Thompson
Eric & Autumn Torres
Chet Turner
Crystal Ugolini
Mike Ulrick
Judy Van Houten
A. Lee Verment
J Michael and Diane M Volz
Paul Vose
Bruce Wadsworth
Virginia Warren
Becky Walker
James Walsh
Lucas J. Weinstock
Brian Weitzel
Dave White
Derral & Lisa Shinn White
Judith E White
Greg & Susan Willcox
Dan “DW” Wilson
Robert Allen Wilson
Lisa Wilson
Richard A. Wiltse
Dave Winfrey
Ann Wolfe
Ronald J Wright
Randall & Holly Yearout
John W Young III

 
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